Book Title: Finding Family in a Far-Away Land: An Adoption Story by Amanda Wall
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 44 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book, Adoption
Release date: March 29, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
Every adoption experience is uniquely different but the yearning to have unconditional family love is universal. Two Indian sisters, Priya and Ari, experience what it’s like to be adopted into a multi-cultural, interracial family. Walk alongside these two charming, dynamic girls as they journey through the adoption transition to a new country full of new experiences!
“Finding Family in a Far-Away Land” is a pensive and sometimes comical book that demonstrates how children can experience the same journey quite differently. A glossary of cultural terms is included so that all can learn and enjoy what Ari and Priya cherish about their Indian roots. This story is meant to be a resource to those hoping to learn about one family’s adoption experience― and may even help a child process their own adoption story. The intended audience for this book is children ages 4-10.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
This is the story of Priya and Ari who lived in India until their parents died. They were put in an orphanage until an American family adopted them. They had a lot to adapt to, of course, but now they are part of one big happy family.
Finding Family in a Far-Away Land is a wonderful book that teaches some of the things that adopted children go through and some of the feelings they experience. It also teaches about some of the Indian culture that Priya and Ari want to hold onto in a world that is so different than the one they were born into.
I enjoyed learning some things I didn’t know about the Indian culture, and I’m sure children will too. There are a few terms in the glossary in the back that help explain a few of the words. It’s also an excellent book for children who are adopted or are being adopted. It can help them realize that it’s normal to be scared or shy or whatever else they’re feeling.
About the Author
Amanda is a mother of four with a heart towards adoption. She lives in Colorado with her family but loves to travel and connect with others through their culture. Educating families on adoption is a passion for Amanda because the adoptees’ voice is often unheard.
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